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I'm Neither Here nor There: Mexicans' Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty
I’m Neither Here nor There explores how immigration influences the construction of family, identity, and community among Mexican Americans and migrants from Mexico. Based on long-term ethnographicExpand
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Contesting Structural Vulnerability through Reproductive Justice Activism with Latina Immigrants in California
Latina migrant women in California in the post 9/11 era experience structural vulnerability that extends beyond their undocumented status, residence in poor neighborhoods with gangs, employment inExpand
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Intersectional Praxis in the Movement for Reproductive Justice: The Respect ABQ Women Campaign
  • Patricia Zavella
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1 January 2017
Intersectionality has been a capacious theoretical framework for understanding and enacting political praxis. Activists using an intersectional approach must cultivate flexibility and negotiateExpand
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On Latin@s and the Immigration Debate
AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST VITAL TOPICS FORUM On Latin@s and the Immigration Debate Arlene D avila, guest editor, and Leith Mullings, Renato Rosaldo, Luis F. B. Plascencia, ˜ Gilberto Rosas, AnaExpand
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Patricia Zavella: Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Patricia Zavella was born in Tampa, Florida in 1949, the oldest of twelve children in a working-class family and often cared for her siblings. Her mother and father were both born in the UnitedExpand